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Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Black breast cancer survivor leads walk-a-thon

Making Strides event takes place Oct. 31 at Riverfront Park BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES When Valencia Robinson was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, she joined the ranks of more than 40,000 African-American women in Florida with the disease and is now one more champion who claims survivorship. She also is the first Black […]

Local student chosen for White House initiative

Local student chosen for White House initiative

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES An invitation to be part of a White House initiative is a coveted honor and one Bethune-Cookman University student is among 82 other undergraduate and graduate students from HBCUs to achieve that accolade. Landon Wright of Orlando, a senior accounting major at B-CU, is one of four African-American students at […]

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

Quality education for students the focus of Flagler NAACP banquet

BY JEROLINE D. MCCARTHY DAYTONA TIMES It was a suave affair, drawing attention to the school-to-prison pipeline that resulted in positive change. On Saturday evening, the Flagler County NAACP sponsored its Freedom Fund Banquet in Palm Coast at the exquisite Hammock Beach Resort. The Aug. 29 event was a black-tie splash in fine dining and […]

Community News

Community News

Votran makes route changes for Labor Day weekend SPECIAL TO THE DAYTONA TIMES Votran will operate on a limited service schedule Monday, Sept. 7. Riders are encouraged to plan their travel in advance to avoid possibletravel conflicts. •West Volusia routes 22, 24 and 60 will not operate. Connecting SunRail Routes 30, 31, 32 and 33 […]

Daytona State program to feature member of Florida Highwaymen

Daytona State program to feature member of Florida Highwaymen

On Sept. 22, the Daytona State College Foundation’s Wisdom in Senior Education (WISE) program will feature R. L. Lewis, one of the 26 African-American painters who emerged during the 1950s and 1960s to become known as the Florida Highwaymen. In 2009, Lewis captivated a WISE audience of nearly 250 people who came to hear his […]

One million steps toward learning

One million steps toward learning

Local leaders give students handshakes and words of encouragement on first day of school as part of the Million Father March BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES The pitter pat of anxious feet marched forward with pride to shake the hands of leaders in the annual Million Father March, a national movement that provides an opportunity […]

B-CU names building after retired provost

B-CU names building after retired provost

BY PENNY DICKERSON DAYTONA TIMES History and legacy have intersected at the corner of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. boulevards for years that precede its rural roads and civil rights echo. Dr. Ann Taylor Green is the third namesake whose academic stature and community service have earned the right to […]

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

Commissioner Henry opens account to seek Taylor’s House seat

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Daytona Beach Commissioner Patrick Henry has opened a campaign account to try to succeed Rep. Dwayne Taylor in the Florida House of Representatives in District 26. Taylor is facing term limits next year and can’t run again for the Florida House position he has held since 2008. The commissioner opened an […]

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

New Smyrna Beach residents stepping in the name of fitness

BY DAYTONA TIMES STAFF Steve Bostick of New Smyrna Beach approached Donna  Gray-Banks, community resource director of New Smyrna Beach, in June about a line-dancing exercise class for adults. Little did he know that by July it would have attracted a group of dedicated patrons from 25-70 years old. Christy Bell is the oldest dancer and […]

BRIEFS

BRIEFS

County sets Section 8 meeting for Sept. 15 Volusia County’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program will host an informational meeting for landlords who are renting or interested in renting to Section 8 participants. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the second-floor classroom of the Volusia County Historic […]